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Poster: embe Date: Mar 28, 2010 4:37pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: China blocks Archive.org?

Hello everybody, and people at the Internet Archive:

with much concernation, i and other 'netlabelistas' learned via the Chinese Bypass netlabel's blog, run by Zhang, that there might be rising an alarming situation for Chinese citizens to contact archive.org; that's why i'm posting myself this message here, because i believe Zhang is not even able to reach this forum (i will post him this post on his blog).

Maybe this is part of the action from Chinese government against Google (i don't know which the relation of Google and IA are, but i suppose there is some connection via the scanning books project).

I want to ask the people of IA if they are aware of this situation?
And i also want to ask the netlabelistas what we can do as a sign of solidarity.

For me this can be proof of what netlabelism is all about: rejecting the ideas of cultural borders, and free music in a free world.

First, i want to suggest that people who are in contact with this kind of stuff respond, and then further spread the news to more adapted channels.

You can read Zhang's wake-up-call here:
http://huo360.bai-hua.org/2010/03/blocking-of-archive-org-in-china-mainland/

My blog:
http://netwaves.org/node/597

Suggestions, etc... are welcome!

embe

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Poster: hww Date: Mar 30, 2010 6:14am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: China blocks Archive.org?

Dear friends,

I bought a VPN (Virtual private network) service account at three days ago which provided by the Acevpn.com , by through the server i can now keep going to be here (with paid).

Since this happened, i received many trackbacks to my blog and retweet or such actions on facebook. I'd like to thanks for all of your supported, especially embe posting this himself.

During these couple days i've tried to contact with Archive, CC, and some mainstream medias such as VOAnews Chinese, BBC Chinese, China Digital Times and some else, tried to let them pay some attention for this case. But till this moment i got no responds came back. If they don't care what happened at there, i don't know what i can keep going to do.

Just thanks to: Thierry, Nicolas and Mogwai, Mikel, Nerijus Sliesarevas, Siegmar Fricke, Enough Records, Mo, Michel and DEEPGOA, Warp50cd, Eldino, Das Kraftfuttermischwerk and many others.

That's not over.

Greetings,
Zhang

This post was modified by hww on 2010-03-30 13:14:10

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Poster: Cursed Chimera Date: Apr 4, 2010 8:38pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: China blocks Archive.org?

This is sad news indeed, you have my support Zhang in keeping this net label going and hopefully enough support to let the Chinese Government not block internet content. Truly frustrating situation against a Monolith that this the Government.

-CC

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Mar 30, 2010 6:38am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: China blocks Archive.org?

We, too, at LibriVox have had a number of recent reports of listeners in China being unable to access archive.org.

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Poster: syndrom Date: Mar 30, 2010 6:36am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: China blocks Archive.org?

hi Zhang,

i've just seen that post... i'm really confused for you my friend. it seems really difficult for you these days.

if i can help in any case, you know i'm here. i really hope that a solution will come. your work with Bypass is really fantastic, the party must don't stop!

with love,

S..

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Poster: Nonima Date: Mar 31, 2010 12:38pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: China blocks Archive.org?

To Zhang,
Hope you find some way around it mate.... We won't allow you to be kept away from what you do. You cannot censor art.

SECTION 27

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Poster: embe Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:17am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: China blocks Archive.org?

i've sent Simon an email, he's the guy from the netlabel department here;

i hope for you you get things organised, and we're here to support you

embe